Irish Player Magee withdraws from Hockey World League Semi-Finals through Injury

Ireland Men’s record caps holder Eugene Magee has unfortunately had to withdraw from Ireland’s World League Semi-Final squad announced last Friday. Magee pulled up in the last training session of last week’s camp with a knee complaint.

MAGEE Eugene of Ireland surrounded by Oman players during Hockey World League 2 in New Delhi

File PhotoL MAGEE Eugene in action for Ireland Hockey World League 2 in New Delhi

Following an MRI scan of his knee, Magee was seen by two specialists on Friday at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry, Dublin. The scan showed some cartilage damage at the front of his knee, which initially requires two full weeks of rest , followed by a review to see if further treatment is necessary. The experienced Chris Cargo of Reading Hockey Club in England has been called up to the squad as Magee’s replacement. Continue reading →

Irish Men’s Hockey Team Beat Fiji 13-0 as Magee Becomes Most Capped Green Machine

Ireland 13 (Darling, Brown, Maguire, Cargo x2, Magee, C. Harte x2, O’Donohue, Sothern x3, McCabe) beat Fiji 0

Ireland vs Fiji during Hockey World League in New Delhi

Ireland vs Fiji during Hockey World League in New Delhi

Ireland’s World League 2 campaign continued today with a comprehensive 13-0 win over Fiji in New Delhi, India following Monday’s 5-2 victory over Bangladesh to open the tournament. It was a special day in particular for two of Ireland’s Green Machine as Eugene Magee became the record caps holders for Ireland earning his 164th cap while Banbridge’s Peter Brown scored his first International goal at this level. Continue reading →